Flashback: EPA chief mocked suggestions that Agency violated Anti-Lobbying Act
Published on Jun 15, 2015
Speaking to an audience of mostly federal employees at the 2015 GreenGov Symposium, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy mocks suggestions that EPA is violating the federal Anti-Lobbying Act by employing tactics to influence the public to advocate in support of EPA’s rules.
GINA MCCARTHY: “You know, I was recently criticized for actually doing a tremendous amount of outreach. That’s the kind of criticism that I would really welcome. [Laughter] It was very painful for me to read how successful we’ve been for getting people to comment on our rules. You know. [Laughter] I should learn to stay in that closet that people want me in, but we’re not, and I don’t think any of you should. I think you have to hold your head up high. You have to talk about what you’re doing, why it’s creative, why it matters, and do the best we can to do the outreach so that others begin to have ripples of their own. And, it will connect, and it will work.”
George Washington University
June 10, 2015